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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x64 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XS

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Screen size Much larger screen 2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Color depth Better color depth 22 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 719 ISO vs 637 ISO
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The Rebel XS has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 62.0 vs 60.0
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.1 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Lighter 502 g vs 540 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XT

Size Smaller 127x94x64 mm vs 126x98x65 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.5" vs 2.6"
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Very small Help
        Rebel XS:126x98x65 mm
        Rebel XT:127x94x64 mm
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Thickness Very thin Help
        Rebel XS:2.6"
        Rebel XT:2.5"
        Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
        No movies
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        Rebel XS:10.1 MP
        Rebel XT:8 MP
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        Rebel XS:2.5"
        Rebel XT:1.8"
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        Rebel XS:3 fps
        Rebel XT:2.8 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        Rebel XS:230k dots
        Rebel XT:115k dots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        Rebel XS:10.9 EV
        Rebel XT:10.8 EV
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        Rebel XS:0.50x
        Rebel XT:0.49x
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        Rebel XS:62.0
        Rebel XT:60.0
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        Rebel XS:22 bits
        Rebel XT:21.8 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        Rebel XS:719 ISO
        Rebel XT:637 ISO

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        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $379 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Entry-level DSLR

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $350 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $330 body only

        $350 - $398 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS Rebel T1i

        Canon Rebel T1i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $745 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT Competitors

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